Remax case: why you fight against real estate franchises


Marcelo Babenco, vice president of the Real Estate Chamber of the Province of Buenos Aires.

Likewise, it is established that to exercise real estate brokerage, one must be duly authorized and registered in the corresponding registration in the respective College that also creates said law, as occurs in all Argentine provinces that have regulated the activity of the Broker through their laws , delegating to the schools the control of enrollment and disciplinary power, among other provisions and obligations.

It is interesting to note that according to law 14,085, in Chapter III of the prohibitions, art. 53 subsection J says: “It is forbidden to establish companies with people disqualified for professional practice” and in subsection l it says: “It is forbidden to act under another name that does not correspond to the name and surname of the members, except in the cases of companies legally constituted as a whole in accordance with the provisions of National Law 20,266 and its amendments, where it will be recorded in every publication, the name, surname and professional data of at least one of the members of the group in activity ”.

It is clear that real estate brokers can only partner with other real estate brokers and not with a brand, a franchise or a non-registered individual.

Professions are not franchised

After a brief legal explanation that governs our profession, we must add that “Professions are not franchised and cannot be delegated” (auctioneers, real estate brokers, pharmacists, doctors, notaries, biochemists, among others).

Now, going to what is happening today in our province of Buenos Aires and the rest of the country, in practice, all those auctioneers / real estate brokers who are in charge of a “real estate franchise” (whatever it is called), transgress the above mentioned laws (forbidden to associate with someone who is not auctioneer / broker), being liable to disciplinary sanctions through the Disciplinary Court of the departmental / judicial College to which their registration belongs.

The defendant may appeal the measure issued by his Departmental College to the College of Auctioneers and Public Brokers of the province of Buenos Aires, and if in that instance his sanction is ratified, It is left to the denounced the judicial recursive route in Administrative Litigation and follow it up to the Supreme Court in its two instances.

An exemplary ruling

The recent ruling issued by the General Inspection of Jusiticia (IGI) of CABA ordering the dissolution of the firm Remax Argentina S.R.L., also claiming that he will not be able to continue in the country and, consequently, he must begin his judicial process of dissolution and liquidation. The IGJ alleged that Remax Argentina SRL was created by two human persons to have the main franchise of Re / Max International and, from there, sub-franchise it to real estate agents and brokers.

The IGJ understands that the US entity “Indirectly exercises real estate brokerage avoiding local legislation” which imperatively establishes requirements for this activity and benefits through Remax Argentina SRL by participating in the fees of the real estate transactions brokered by the numerous franchisees. The exteriorization of the “Remax” brand by these sub-franchises generates in their favor the false appearance of belonging to an economic group, which will benefit them based on misleading advertising, which in turn benefits the franchisor, allowing them to participate. indirectly from the surgery, which it could not carry out on its own, directly. In addition, it highlights that the human persons, directors of the SRL are not real estate agents, nor is the purpose of Remax Argentina SRL to carry out this activity.

Real estate agents

Another chapter to deal with and which is as delicate as the one mentioned above, is the subject of the so-called “Real estate agents” or sellers of real estate agencies that work under the franchise method.

These “Real estate agents”, managed by registered real estate brokers, who are suspected of covering up with their name and registration the actions of agents who are unregistered people who practice the profession.

Crime framed in the Penal Code in its art. 247, which says: “It will be punished with ………… whoever performs acts of a profession for which a special qualification is required, without possessing a title or the corresponding authorization”, where titles and honors that do not correspond to him are usurpated, on behalf of the real estate broker authorizing the office.

Today we analyze the form of work carried out by these “Real estate agents” and those enrolled that enable them, within the framework of the franchises in general that currently exist.

Thus, it is discovered that in each of the offices of the aforementioned registered brokers, many people called “Real estate agents” who carry out brokerage acts.

Independent, monotributistas

These “agents” are not employees in a dependency relationship with said registered brokers, but act independently, to the point of being registered as monotaxers and issue invoices for their performance.

An important clarification should be made on this issue: all the dependents / employees of the registered real estate brokers are governed by the current labor regime through an employment contract, which determines that the employer is responsible for the performance of the dependent, who you must follow his directives.

The antagonistic and exclusive meaning of the terms “dependence” and “independence” clearly highlights the relevance of what has been said.

That is why it is so significant to bear in mind that the so-called “Agents”, they act independently, protected by the registered, exercising real acts of real estate brokerage in their own office (valuing, signing sales authorizations, advising, participating in the sales ticket and accompanying the parties to the deed, charging fees among other actions,) all these acts are non-delegable functions of the registered broker, whoever fulfills these functions without being (agent), violates art. 247 of the aforementioned CP.

As a conclusion of the data and objective facts reported, it is clarified that the so-called “Agents” They do not have the right to charge fees for the rule of art. 33 of national law 20,266, which says: “those unregistered persons who carry out the brokerage illegally have no right to collect any commission or remuneration.”

It is our responsibility to transmit all this information to the community and to the franchises (who seem not to know them), so that there is no doubt about the legitimate actions carried out by the Professional Associations, being an indisputable maxim, which they have the obligation to comply with. and enforce the law and that this does not mean harassing anyone who respects the rule of law that governs our country.

Vice President Real Estate Chamber Buenos Aires Province


Why does California have low COVID-19 numbers in the US drama? – Telemundo 52

LOS ANGELES – Early confinement and other prevention measures promoted by the state government have allowed California, with more than 40 million inhabitants and some 300 deaths from COVID-19, to become an example of how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in United States.

So far, the nation’s largest metropolis, Los Angeles, with more than 10 million citizens, has recorded fewer than 6,000 cases and 132 deaths, far from New York City, which has 8 and a half million inhabitants. and it has confirmed some 130,000 infections and more than 4,000 deaths.

“California has been doing quite well in the COVID-19 pandemic, with a relatively low number of infected per 100,000 people and a low death rate,” said Professor Karin Michels, head of the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).


California Governor Gavin Newsom was one of the first in the country to enact relatively strict confinement, allowing only “essential” activities such as going to the grocery store and pharmacy, and exercising respect for safety distances between people.

In contrast, eight states – Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming – have not mandated their residents to stay home.

“The governor issued ‘home security’ and ‘shelter’ orders relatively quickly. Universities like UCLA and other large employers closed even earlier and sent people to work, teach and study from home,” said Michels, who has extensive experience in disease prevention, public health and statistical methods.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, California schools may continue to be closed until the end of August.

Newsom also took the initiative to decree the closure of schools, which will remain closed until next year, as a preventive measure; in asking President Donald Trump to send a hospital ship to Los Angeles to support local hospitals before it reached a hypothetical peak in the number of cases, which has not yet occurred; and in closing the state’s beaches and parks.

Another point that seems to have helped so far in the exceptional case of California against COVID-19, according to experts, is the low population density of the state, which reduces the possibility of contagion and allows better compliance with the rules of social distancing.

 Despite having a large population, Californians do not live in
as dense as New Yorkers. Cities spread with
Few skyscrapers: Relative to other states, many more people in
 California lives in houses, not in apartment buildings or buildings
high, “summarizes Michels, who is based on data from a study of his


California has had a much lower per capita death rate than most of the nation’s largest states, with the exception of Texas.

“The state has a low average age and a high
density of healthcare facilities, which may have contributed to
 the low mortality rate, “explained Michels.

According to a recent study published in The Lancet, the mortality rate among those infected with 20 years of age is 0.03%, while for those 70 years of age it is 8.6%.

Cautious tone

 Californian authorities have projected alarming numbers in the
recent weeks, although so far those estimates have not been

Newsom himself foresaw two weeks ago that more than half the state’s population, or about 25 million people, would become infected, so he begged its residents to follow the guidelines to the letter.

For his part, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, did not hesitate to forecast that the city “would follow in the footsteps of New York” in number of cases, a catastrophic scenario that is still far away.

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The United States on Monday exceeded 10,000 deaths from coronavirus, with 10,335 and almost 350,000 infected, making it the third country with the most deaths after Italy and Spain, according to the count of the Center for Systems, Science and Engineering (CSSE) from Johns Hopkins University (Maryland).

The new data is known after this Sunday
President Donald Trump, during his usual daily press conference,
make sure “this will probably be the hardest week, between this
week and next, and there will be a lot of death. ”

The state of New York, the great epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, accumulates with these latest figures a total of 4,758 deaths and 130,689 confirmed cases of COVID-19, compared to just over 122,000 that it had a day earlier.


Vonovia is considering a new attempt to take over Deutsche Wohnen

Vonovia headquarters in Bochum

The housing group is continuously reviewing possible acquisitions from competitors.

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Bochum The housing company Vonovia According to informed circles, is considering a new attempt at its competitors German living to take over. If a deal succeeds, a real estate giant valued at EUR 37 billion could emerge.

As can be heard, Vonovia is now working with consultants on a feasibility study for a friendly takeover that would have the blessings of both the German Housing Management and the Berlin Senate. According to the information, there are also potential tax hurdles to be overcome.

The plans attract attention, given that the German capital is a difficult market given the five-year rent cap. A decision by the Federal Constitutional Court on whether the rental cover violates the Basic Law is still pending.

A Vonovia bid for Deutsche Wohnen can only be expected when the situation regarding the corona crisis has eased, it said. The restrictions on public life in Germany are to be gradually relaxed this month and next.

Final decisions about a takeover have not yet been made, and it may also be that no bid is made.

Vonovia said on Thursday morning in an ad hoc announcement that acquisitions were “an integral part” of the company’s strategy and were “being continuously reviewed”. A transaction with Deutsche Wohnen would “only be realistic if fundamental questions were clarified and if they were supported by the will of the Berlin politicians, who are currently working flat out to deal with the corona crisis”.

Deutsche Wohnen could not be reached for an immediate comment. The Group’s market value is currently around EUR 12.7 billion. Vonovia is valued at around 24.3 billion euros.

A consolidation is taking place in the German real estate sector. Berlin-focused Ado Properties – market value of 1.7 billion euros – completed the acquisition of Adler Real Estate AG this month. Agreed in November Aroundtown the purchase of TLG Immobilien. Germany’s largest landlord of commercial real estate is being created with the share transaction worth EUR 3.1 billion.

More: Vonovia maintains profit targets despite corona crisis.


Now what do I do with my business rent? | Economy

The confinement caused by the coronavirus (covid-19) has turned the economy around and, of course, the property market. Big brands like H&M and Primark have announced that they will renegotiate the rentals of their premises in the United Kingdom. Kiko Milano and Rituals are asking for a moratorium on the payment of their rents in Spain. Also two Spanish hotel chains, NH Hoteles and Meliá Hotels, with 230 and 116 hotels in rental buildings, respectively.

Recently, seven employers in the sector (the Spanish Federation of Home Appliance Merchants FECE, the Spanish Confederation of Commerce CEC, the Spanish Association of Central Purchases ANCECO and the associations of chains of retail, services and restaurants (AMICCA, ACOTEX, COMERTIA and EURELIA) have sent a manifesto to the Government in which they accuse their inability to face expenses such as the payment of rents for commercial premises and demand actions to alleviate the effects of the halt on their businesses. The pandemic means the practical disappearance of their income, while rent is presented as a high fixed cost that is impossible to face.

But in addition to large companies, the cessation of activity is a big problem for small businesses that have to face their rents without supporting income. Restaurants, cafes, hardware stores, greengrocers, etc. Businesses at street level that do not have a great endurance capacity if the confinement is maintained. If there is no delay in payments, downward renegotiation of their rents, or forgiveness of payments during closing, many will be forced to permanently close their doors.

What do the government rescue actions contemplate for the ‘retail’ sector?

In the measures adopted by the Government of Pedro Sánchez, tenants, whether large companies or small self-employed, who make up the bulk of the rental of commercial premises, have been left out.

Yes, the landlords will have advantages since they will be able to request andl deferment of mortgage payments of their businesses as long as they have suffered a substantial loss of income or a drop in their turnover of at least 40%.

Luis Corral, CEO of Foros Consultores Inmobiliarios, explains that in these complicated circumstances, the ideal would be a pact between tenant and landlord. “The advisable thing is a distribution of losses in function of the fall of income. If there is some activity, distribute those expenses and defer the rest of the rent for the next few months or reduce the monthly payment. Once past, it is advisable to gradually incorporate the payment of the rent. And if there is not, exempt at least the rent for the duration of the alarm, ”he explains.

Some jurists believe that those affected could have recourse to an article in the Civil Code, specifically 1,105, which exempts them from paying the income in a situation of force majeure. Obviously, for the duration of the alarm state. Verbatim, the article says: “Outside of the cases expressly mentioned in the law, and those in which the obligation so declares, no one will answer for those events that could not have been foreseen, or that, foreseen, were inevitable.”

The lawyer Pilar del Olmo explains that this article would be valid for seasonal rentals (for example, premises rented in summer) that are governed by the Civil Code, while it would be highly debatable in contracts longer than one year since the Urban lease law.

Luis Corral is opposed to using the judicial route. Negotiation between the tenant and the lessor is much more agile than facing lengthy legal proceedings and, in addition, it will prevent many companies from being forced to close. The decision should rest with the affected parties.

How should I proceed in case of negotiation with my landlord?

Corral gives some very useful advice for negotiation: “The reason for this exception must be documented and explained. It is very important to avoid later claims of non-payment and also for the declaration of the Income. For example, the landlord is required to declare the rents. However, if it has been postponed or reduced, only what is reflected in the pact is declared. ”

Other important fixed expenses that businesses face depend on the Public Administrations: Real Estate Tax (IBI), taxes for terraces in cafeterias, garbage taxes, vehicle taxes, etc. What about these types of expenses?

The Barcelona City Council, for example, has decided to delay the payment of the IBI until July. Normally, this tribute has the deadline of May 4. This corporation has also announced that it is studying ways to discount months of inactivity from the terrace tax. Of course, the owner should request a refund of part of the fee afterwards.

There are numerous towns of different sizes in which a delay in the payment of taxes is being announced or, definitely, to be abolished during the state of alarm. Guadalajara, Valdemoro and Pinto (Madrid), Ávila, León and Logroño, among others, have decided to postpone taxes. Altea (Alicante) or Lanjarón (Granada) suspend the payment of taxes while the confinement of the population lasts.

For its part, the Madrid City Council has decided to subsidize 25% of the full IBI fee for properties dedicated to commercial, leisure and hospitality uses, provided they maintain the average workforce during the tax payment period. The Tax on Economic Activities (IAE) will also be entitled to a 25% discount for taxpayers who pay taxes for leisure and restaurants, travel agencies, shopping centers and department stores. Lastly, the voluntary payment period for the Tax on Mechanical Traction Vehicles (IVTM), the Vehicle Passage Rate (POS) and the ATM rate, which began on April 1, has been postponed for one month.

What will the rental market be like after confinement?

Initiatives are being known to achieve a standardized market for the rental of premises. Pablo Beltrán, CEO of Truebroker, a real estate company specialized in retail In Madrid, it has announced a plan for the rentals of its clients in the capital of Spain that starts from an extensive study of the main shopping areas by its potential consumers. The aim is to put the tenant and the landlord in agreement on the rental price with the most objective basis possible, that is, an own study to know at what price a premises should be rented according to the area and the new reality of the economy. .

Thus, the company has created a mathematical model, obtained from measuring the real estate commercial value of Madrid’s main shopping streets for 12 hours a day since 2013, to know exactly the behavior of consumers and differentiate them from passers-by. “With this information applied to a specific rental, it will be possible to know what compensation would be fair with the rent at the closing time and also on what will happen to the rents after reopening to the public if consumption falls and how to avoid a market breakdown generalized ”, he explains.

“By being able to measure, month by month after the reopening, how the reality and the market value of each location evolves, we will be able to adjust rent payments as much as possible, avoiding market breaks that harm both parties, and it will allow us to make decisions with confidence about the best scenario for them, “says Beltrán.


Taxpayers Adjust Their Income Tax

Particularly affected by the coronavirus crisis, many independents have used the source deduction device (PAS) in place since 2019, which allows to adjust the level of taxation in real time. For this category of taxpayers, “withholding tax has played its role as a shock absorberSaid Bercy, who launched the 2019 income tax declaration campaign on Monday. Between March 16 – start of confinement – and April 16, more than 100,000 freelancers have canceled or postponed their installments which are withdrawn monthly or quarterly. In detail, the ministry records 37,776 deferred payments, against 540 in normal period. As for the deletions, they climb to 63,003 instead of 45,000.

Concerning other taxpayers such as employees, the ministry records 38,681 downward modulations of the rates of withholding tax at source since the beginning of the confinement. This adjustment in taxation during this period of crisis is less significant, in particular due to the massive deployment of the partial unemployment scheme which limits the layoffs of employees and helps to contain this downward modulation of the rate.

In any case, the executive is already counting on a reduction in tax receipts for income tax of 6 billion euros for the year 2020. “This is very predictive at the moment. And everything will depend on the duration of the confinement“Said Minister of Action and Public Accounts Gérald Darmanin at a press conference on Monday.

The ministry also drew up a first assessment of taxpayer behavior in 2019, the first year of application of the withholding tax. A total of 8.2 million actions were carried out. Among them, 3.3 million relate to changes in rates or deposits and 1.1 million represent changes in family status.


Congressional attention to Snchez: the decree of economic measures is approved with more abstentions than usual

The nationalists consider that it is recentralizing and denounce that it detracts resources from the autonomous communities while the PP sees it as insufficient. The three decrees will be processed as bills in order to incorporate improvements in their processing

The Vice President for Economic Affairs

The Vice President of Economic Affairs, Nadia Calvio, during the plenary session of the Congress held this Holy Thursday.

Congress this afternoon issued a harsh warning to Pedro Snchez in the midst of fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Hegovernmenthe has been able to approve the extension of the state of alarm and the three decrees that he has brought to the Chamber. But the Courts have given a very critical yes to the decree laws, especially that of economic measures because it has been approved with more abstentions (174) than months (171).

Most of the Congress has raised serious objections to the norm that supports families, SMEs and the self-employed so that they can cope with the harsh crisis caused by the slowdown in economic activity that has caused the confinement and limitation of activity. and mobility.

The PP, Vox, ERC, Junts per Catalunya and the PNV, along with other groups, have abstained, adding 174 votes. 171 deputies voted in favor, those of the government parties (PSOE and Unidas Podemos), Ciudadanos (10), in addition to Ms Pas, Comproms and small groups such as UPN, BNG or Teruel Exist.

All the groups have reproached the Executive for the little effort of dialogue and consensus it has made. Only Citizens has valued that this time, the Government has wanted to speak with them to seek their support.

The Government has agreed to process the three decrees as bills, so that they can incorporate opposition proposals into their process. That was a conditionsine que nonof many groups not to vote against, which would have brought down the decrees.

The PSOE knew that the nationalists were not going to support the decree defended by Vice President Nadia Calvio, since it is recentralizing and reduces skills and resources for the autonomous communities, especially in active employment policies. For this reason, the socialists have endeavored to seek the support of the liberal party, taking advantage of Ins Arrimadas’ outstretched hand to compensate for the abstention of all others.

The two decrees defended by the Minister of Employment, Yolanda Daz, meanwhile, came out with a clearer majority: with 168 votes in favor the first and 194 the one that regulates the recoverable paid leave.

Nadia Calvio has assured in her defense of the economic decree that her decree will be “a good basis” for the revival of the country when the “de-escalation” begins after the current economic hibernation.

The PP spokesman,Mario Garcs, has justified the abstention of the main opposition party in that the decree is insufficient especially for the self-employed and small and medium-sized companies.

Vox’s deputy spokeswoman,Macarena Olona, has denounced that the Government has “abandoned the Spaniards” and incorporates “Chavista measures” to intervene in the economy. In addition, it has urged, like the PP, that it be the State that pays the payroll of those who cannot work during these months.

One of the most controversial measures has been to withdraw funds from the communities’ active employment policies, which has prevented the PNV, ERC or Junts per Catalunya from supporting it.

ERC spokesman Gabriel Rufin has denounced “the greatest ax” to the autonomous communities of recent times, hitting their treasurers at a very delicate moment.

Ah has coincided with the deputy of Citizens,Edmundo Bal, who has given an “s” to the fifty measures defended by Calvio, but a “conditioned” s, since he has urged the Government to adopt new solutions, especially with small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) and the self-employed, for he believes that they are falling too “into oblivion.”

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Vonovia sticks to profit targets – tenants fear money problems


The housing group rules out rent increases for current contracts during the corona crisis.

(Photo: dpa)

Berlin, Bochum Despite the corona crisis, the housing group is sticking to its profit targets. Fortunately give Vonovia his annual goals always with a certain corridor, said CEO Rolf Buch der “Süddeutsche Zeitung” (Wednesday edition). “That is why we are now sticking to our forecast.”

Vonovia has initially stopped major modernization projects such as top-ups or facade renovations. The company is making slower progress with the construction of new apartments as a result of the corona pandemic.

Faced with the corona crisis, thousands of Vonovia tenants have asked for concessions. As of the end of last week, around 3,000 tenants had turned to the company fearing that they would no longer be able to afford their apartment.

Vonovia already wrote to all tenants in March “that they don’t have to worry if they are temporarily unable to fully pay rents,” said CEO Buch.

In such cases, they wanted to find a solution together. “Under no circumstances will we give notice to tenants who have had problems with Corona,” said Buch.

He also ruled out rent increases in current contracts as long as the corona crisis was acute. “Even if we now complete modernizations, we will not increase rents until September for the time being.” Vonovia owns around 416,000 apartments, most of them in Germany.

Buch was optimistic that real estate would remain popular despite the pandemic. “Basically, there will still be a demand for housing in the cities after the Corona crisis,” says the manager. “And our Vonovia portfolio is affordable rental apartments. This segment is always needed. “

More: Corona crisis is changing the situation on the housing market dramatically.


Housing group Vonovia sticks to profit targets


The housing group rules out rent increases for current contracts during the corona crisis.

(Photo: dpa)

Berlin Despite the corona crisis, the housing group is sticking to its profit targets. Fortunately give Vonovia his annual goals always with a certain corridor, said CEO Rolf Buch of the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” (Wednesday edition). “That is why we are now sticking to our forecast.”

Vonovia has initially stopped major modernization projects such as top-ups or facade renovations. The company is making slower progress with the construction of new apartments as a result of the corona pandemic.

In the face of the crisis, the first 3000 tenants in Germany’s largest housing group Vonovia asked for concessions, added Buch. He ruled out rent increases in current contracts as long as the corona crisis was acute.


The House Justin Bieber Lived In: A “Salad Drainer” and Other Hilarious Comparisons | ICON Design

Few lives have turned out to be as profitable as that of Justin Bieber. Since it was discovered in 2008, the press has recounted every step that the (no longer so) teenage star has taken in the music industry and in his personal sphere.

One of the most talked about episodes was his appearance at the MTV Awards with a Fear of God signature shirt that bore the logo of the band Nirvana. Its high price, about $ 1,500, was proportional to the number of criticisms received by followers of the Kurt Cobain gang, who demanded that he not wear it again.

Justin Bieber House

Pool and esplanade. I

The last case about his controversial taste does not come from his closet, but from one of the houses he rented in the past in Beverly Hills. While the author of Sorry and Hailey Baldwin live the coronavirus (Covid-19) quarantine in a mansion that Bieber gave his wife, valued at $ 8.5 million in the same neighborhood in Los Angeles, is this other house, on Loma Linda Dr ., the one that has aroused the most interest these days on Twitter, where all sorts of sarcastic comments and hilarious comparisons have been generated.

From “it looks like a fruit blender” to comments that equate it to a CD tower or the BBC operations center. Twitter searches for words that describe the dubious beauty of the singer’s residence from December 2014 to February 2015. Although they hardly exceed the eloquence of his nickname official: In the neighborhood they know her as Salad spinner house (“the house lettuce drainer”). Nothing this prevented Bieber from paying a monthly rent of $ 60,000 while living in the mansion, which he was forced to leave due to continuous incidents against his privacy, including the trespassing by some admirers.

A questioned design that blurs the boundary between the private and the public

Justin Bieber House

Kitchen (of course) open. I

This 700 square meter villa was built in 2009 by Ed Niles, an architect known for having built some of the most luxurious residences in the select Malibu neighborhood. Its curvilinear design takes as its epicenter an outdoor patio, which marks the entire silhouette of the house. It is a multi-storey building wrapped in tempered glass walls and steel ribs that provides a panoramic view of the city and the Pacific Ocean from any corner of the house.

Justin Bieber House

Master suite. |

A house that enjoys as much light as little privacy, and that seems better oriented towards an institutional building than a private residence. “This transition from inside to outside is little accomplished, beyond putting a window,” says José María Echarte, architect and professor of theory and architectural criticism at the Rey Juan Carlos University. “There is no space of fuzzy limits like those that would silver Toyo Ito or Sou Fujimoto, or the one you can find in other houses not far from there. The residence Sheats-Goldsteinfor example built by John Lautner a few kilometers from Beverly Hills, it is an example of transparency and continuity well understood, “he explains.

Justin Bieber House

Circular inner courtyard. I

Inside, luxury skyrockets. The mansion houses a suite room main, five guest bedrooms, six bathrooms and a sink. An elevator connects the kitchen adapted to Kosher measures with the covered parking for six cars. The polished blue marble that winds through the entire room is Caesarstone, the exclusive signature of Israeli quartz surfaces. Shaped like Portuguese footbridges, it leads to a wide grassy esplanade that adjoins the sail-shaped pool and spa, and is part of a 2,000-square-meter garden.

Justin Bieber House

One of the seven bathrooms in sight. I

This obvious and strident display of luxury is, according to Echarte, one of its major flaws. “It lacks subtlety and confuses size with scale. Luxury is a cultured and complex space, which needs to be well projected, and not so much to put curved glass and sheet steel. There are large luxury homes that do know how to use scale and proportion of things, the subtle and insinuated before the exhibitionist and easy. In Spain, for example, La Ricarda house, by Antonio Bonet Castellana, is an example of transparency and scale “.

Justin Bieber House

High tech entrance to the house. |

Originally quoted for $ 15 million, it was sold at Curbed real estate portal for 10.8 million in March 2014, to pass later on a rental basis. Other of his famous tenants have been NBA players and brothers Markieff and Marcus Morris. In addition, he has witnessed well-known parties, such as the one organized by rapper Meek Mill after the 2015 Grammy Awards. Bieber loaned his friend the house to celebrate the award ceremony by inviting more than a thousand people, including Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and Khloe Kardashian. He Dailymail story how the police had to intervene after launching ice sculptures and to generate fights between the assistants until almost destroying the house.


Rental aids due to coronavirus: where and how to request a microcredit, extension or reduction

In order to “preserve household disposable income”, the central government has recently approved a series of measures aimed at tenants in a situation of economic vulnerability due to coronavirus. A battery of decisions that includes interest-free microcredits -with direct help for those who cannot repay them-, discounts for tenants of large owners, freezing of rents or suspension of evictions.

Rental aid for coronavirus

-Extension of rental contracts. One of the most relevant measures adopted by the Government is the extension of the lease contracts that end between the effective date of the Royal Decree-Law (April 2) and up to two months after day when the alarm state ends. The extension, which must be requested by the tenant (tenant), will last one maximum of six months. During that period the (landlord) landlord you will not be able to modify the conditions of the current contract, unless both parties have reached an agreement in this regard.

-Microcredits with State guarantee without interest. A line of guarantees is enabled, with a guarantee from the State, which will cover the payment of up to six months rent for tenants affected in their income by the expansion of the coronavirus. These public microcredits will be issued by banks, and will have the endorsement of the State through an agreement with the Official Credit Institute (ICO). They will have a zero interest rate and the tenant will have a term of six years -extendable «exceptionally» by four others- to return it.

-Direct aid for the return of microcredits. The royal decree-law also contemplates the possibility that the tenants who request the credits guaranteed by the ICO may not later return such aid. That is why the Government has issued an order – through the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda to incorporate into the 2018-2021 State Housing Plan a program that will allow the concession of direct rental aid.

It is endowed with 100 million euros and will benefit the tenants of habitual residence who “as a consequence of the economic and social impact of COVID-19 have serious problems to meet the partial or total payment of the rent.” The amount of aid will be up to 900 euros per month and up to 100% of the rent or, where appropriate, up to 100% of the loan with which the rent payment of the habitual residence has been satisfied.

-Rebate of rent for tenants of large owners or public entities. When the landlord is one public entity or a “large holder”, the tenant in a situation of economic vulnerability may request the temporary and extraordinary postponement in the payment of rent within a month from the entry into force of the royal decree-law (April 2). Always, yes, that said postponement or cancellation -both if it is total or partial- has not been previously agreed by both parties.

If there is no agreement, the tenant will have 7 business days to notify the owner that welcomes well to a 50% reduction in rent, or to a moratorium of up to four months in the rent payment. However, the moratorium would be suspended in the event that the tenant accessed the microcredits guaranteed by the ICO.

The concept of “Big fork” includes, as specified in the text of the royal decree-law, any “natural or legal person who owns more than 10 urban properties, excluding garages and storage rooms, or more than 1,500 square meters of constructed area”.

-Suspension of evictions. The tenant who accredits before the Court “being in a situation of social or economic vulnerability” that has arisen as a result of the expansion of the coronavirus, and that prevents them from finding another home to live in cannot be evicted. This situation will be communicated by the Lawyer of the Administration of Justice to the competent social services. From that moment a extraordinary suspension of the launching act.

In the event that the lawyer estimates the tenant’s vulnerable situation, he will decree the suspension “retroactively to the date on which it occurred for the time strictly necessary”, taking into account the report of the social services.

If the extraordinary suspension of the launch affects owners who are also in a vulnerable situation Social or economic, the Lawyer of the Administration of Justice must communicate it to the competent social services so that they take it into account when establishing the terms and defining the social protection measures to adopt.

Economic vulnerability situation

In order to access all these grants, tenants must fit the definition of a person in a situation of economic vulnerability. To do this, they must meet the following requirements:

-Be in a situation of unemployment, Temporary File of Employment Regulation (ERTE), or have had their workday reduced having to care for another person -in case of being an entrepreneur- or other similar circumstances that suppose a substantial loss of income. In this regard, the total income of the members of the family unit must not reach -in the month prior to the request for the moratorium- the limit of three times the Monthly Multiple Effects Public Income Indicator (IPREM), which is set to 537.84 euros.

Said limit will be increased by 0.1 times the IPREM for each dependent child in the family unit (0.15 times in the case of single-parent family unit). And it will increase in the same proportion for every person over 65 that is part of the family unit. If any of its members has a disability greater than 33%, is in a situation of dependency or illness that incapacitates you to work, the limit will be four times the IPREM, notwithstanding the accumulated increases per dependent child.

If the person in charge of paying the rent has cerebral palsy, mental illness or intellectual disability (with a degree equal to or greater than 33%), physical or sensory disability (with a degree equal to or greater than 65%), or a serious illness that incapacitates the person or their caregiver to work, the limit will be five times the IPREM.

-That rental income, plus basic expenses and supplies, are greater than or equal to 35% of the net income received by all the members of the family unit. Basic expenses and supplies shall be understood as the cost of electricity, gas, diesel for heating, running water, fixed and mobile telecommunication services, as well as possible contributions to the community of owners.

What documents are needed to prove this situation?

To prove their situation of social and economic vulnerability, the tenant must submit the following documents to the tenant:

-In case of legal unemployment situation, a certificate issued by the entity managing the benefits, which shows the monthly amount received.

-Workers freelancers sheltered from activity They must present a certificate issued by the Tax Agency (or the competent body of their autonomous community) based on the declaration of cessation of activity made by the interested party.

-To prove the number of people living in the habitual residence it will be necessary to present the family book or the document accrediting a domestic partner; a certificate of registration of the people registered in the dwelling, with reference to the time of presentation of the supporting documents and to the previous six months. And, if the case arises, a declaration of disability, dependency or permanent incapacity to work.

-Ownership of the assets. A simple note from the property registry index service of all the members of the family unit is enough.

-Responsible statement of the debtor or debtors relative to the fulfillment of the requirements demanded to be considered without sufficient economic resources by virtue of what is contained in the royal decree-law.

Aid from the Basque Government

He Basque government It has also approved its own package of aid to tenants, in this case to those of public protected housing who suffer economic problems derived from the coronavirus. Through an order from the Ministry of Environment, Planning and Housing, is exonerated in an “extraordinary and temporary” way payment of rents and community expenses to tenants “of the protected rental public park”.

Specifically, those persons will be beneficiaries of this measure them to be unemployed as a consequence of the crisis caused by the pandemic, as well as self-employed workers or entrepreneurs who prove a substantial loss of income or a drop in sales equal to or greater than 40%.

To consider a home in a situation of economic vulnerability, the amount of the rent that must be paid plus the community expenses will have to be more than 30% of annual income tenant weights, “calculated in accordance with the regulations on subsidized housing”.

The deadline for submitting applications began the day after publication in the Official Bulletin of the Basque Country (BOPV) until May 31, or up to one month after the end of the alarm state. They should preferably be presented electronically on the website or through the channels that the public company Alokabide S.A. has in Also in person at the authorized offices of the Basque administrations and at the Zuzenean Citizen Service, when the health situation permits.

The Basque Executive will pay rents of protected flats to vulnerable tenants